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February sets new monthly record of 52 water-main breaks in Regina

The City of Regina had a total of 52 water-main breaks in the month of February, compared to
a five-year average of 17.
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The City of Regina had a total of 52 water-main breaks in the month of February, compared to a five-year average of 17. . Jonathan Guignard / Global News

A new record has been set for the number of water-main breaks in the month of February in Regina.

The City says it had 52 breaks last month, compared to a five-year average of only 17.

“Our highest priority is to ensure the quality of our water and the safety of our residents,” said Pat Wilson, City of Regina director of water, waste and environmental services.

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“The City evaluates based on the latest information available which is why we rely on residents to let us know if they see changing conditions, as the break may get worse quickly.”

Residents are encouraged to report water leaks or changing conditions at existing water-main breaks.

When breaks are reported, the city sends out staff to assess the situation and prioritize. If required, they put up safety barricades or arrange traffic restrictions.

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Breaks are prioritized based on the severity of the break, and the city says it will stop work on a lower-impact break to go fix a higher-impact break.

Residents can report a break by calling 306-777-7000.

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